Yellow Cupcakes

Altitude: 5,000 feet

Courtesy of Cook’s Illustrated.

Yellow Cupcakes
Yellow Cupcakes
Submitted by: Porche Lovely

Sea Level Ingredient Amounts

  • 7 ½ ounces unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

9,000 Foot Elevation Ingredients

  • 9 ounces unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 7 ounces granulated sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ½ ounces unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Sea Level baking time: 20 to 24 minutes.
Baking time at 9,000 feet: 24 minutes.

1. Adjust oven rack to middle position; heat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin/cupcake tin with paper or foil liners.

2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in bowl of standing mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Add butter, sour cream, egg and egg olks, and vanilla; beat at medium speed until smooth and satiny, about 30 seconds. Scrape down sides of bowl with rubber spatula and mix by hand until smooth and no flour pockets remain.

3. Divide batter evenly among cups of prepared tin using 2-ounce ice cream scoop or heaping tablespoon. Bake until cupcake tops are pale gold and toothpick or skewer inserted into center comes out clean. User skewer or paring knife to lift cupcakes from tin and transfer to wire rack; cool cupcakes to room temperature, about 45 minutes.





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